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In a child custody battle? Don't let Facebook ruin your chances

Technology has changed the way that New Jersey residents communicate with one another. Social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, as well as texts and emails, allow individuals to stay in touch with friends and family in a way never before seen in history. Many would say that technology enriches people's lives, but for those in a child custody battle, it could ruin them.

Get answers to child custody questions before making decisions

When New Jersey parents decide to end their marriages, their greatest concern is often how it will affect their children. Child custody issues can be complex and frustrating, and parents undoubtedly have questions. Friends, other family members and Hollywood movies can only give their opinions and impressions of how it really works. In order to feel comfortable and come to an agreement that works best for a family, some basic questions need to be answered first.

Making property distribution decisions in a prenuptial agreement

Many New Jersey couples are entering into marriages with their own assets. If you are part of one of those couples, you might want to consider executing a prenuptial agreement that settles property distribution issues that could arise in a divorce. Even though you likely do not want to contemplate the possibility of your marriage ending before it even begins, it never hurts to be prepared.

Is collaborative divorce right for you?

New Jersey couples have more options than ever before when it comes to reaching a settlement regarding the end of a marriage. They are no longer bound by the adversarial court system that tends to breed contention. Mediation is a less contentious way to divorce, but in the last couples of decades, a new process was developed that encourages the parties to work together in good faith to negotiate a mutually satisfactory settlement -- collaborative divorce.

5 tips for women thrust into divorce mediation

Settling the issues you have associated with your divorce through mediation can help you to have the final decree issued sooner rather than later. Even though you might not relish the thought of having to work with your ex because the shock of him filing for divorce is fresh in your mind, mediation can still be a viable option because you will work with a mediator instead of you and your ex trying to work things out alone. The mediation process doesn't have to be as shocking as learning your ex was leaving you if you take these tips into consideration.

Are frozen embryos a child custody or property division matter?

With the advances in reproductive technology, more people here in New Jersey and across the country are freezing embryos for later use. During the marriage, there is more than likely little controversy about this, but if a couple divorces, what happens to the frozen embryos? Should they be dealt with under child custody laws or property division laws?

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